January 30, 2011 New York
Last we checked, Cacharel was 18th on Polyvore's designer list. In other words, the social shopping site's users make sets with only 17 other brands more often than they do with the French heritage label that the Belgian designer Cédric Charlier began reviving in 2009. Pretty impressive. Pretty has always been the operative word here, but Charlier has injected the brand with of-the-moment cool. He's manipulated his own photographs again this season to come up with muted abstract florals. They cover a long drawstring-waist tank dress and line the inside of a midnight sheep fur jacket. Also in the mix: elongated A-line knit T-shirt dresses with contrast tipping at the neckline; a collegiate peacoat, white button-down, and pleated kilt combo; and the house signature shirtdress with hand-painted details. The standout look: a sweatshirt-fabric tunic in navy that topped a neon pink long pleated skirt—the Polyvorers will go crazy for it.
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